Monday, September 5, 2011

Just Shy of Paradise by Carole Thayne Warburton

Carole Thayne Warburton writes an interesting story using a refreshingly unusual protagonist. Lily Anderson is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty - that's about all that is normal about her. She's painfully shy, prone to horrendous anxiety attacks, wide in the hips, addicted to ice cream, and overcoming an addiction to alcohol. She also loves fishing, and hopes one day to be in a romantic relationship. She meets Sky Brown, a Native American Shoshone, who is accused of stealing her grandfather's fishing pole worth a few thousand dollars. Throughout this tale, Carol weaves in bits of fascinating Shoshone history in a way that broadens the reader's perspective and understanding of the wrongs inflicted upon the Northwestern Shoshone. As the reader, we relate to Lily while hoping that she can rise above her fears and see the true beauty that has miraculously come into her life.

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The Alias by Mandi Tucker Slack

Mandi Tucker Slack's The Alias, is a well-written, on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense with just the right amount of romantic appeal. It is one of those novels you hate to be torn away from, and then must hurry back to read once the interruption has passed.

Jacey Grayson assumed that her life would be pretty close to perfect - she fell in love with and married John Trent, a handsome man who doted over her at first, buying her beautiful jewelry, fine clothes, and an expensive home. But it wasn't long into their marriage before she discovered his abusive nature. She stuck it our for eight agonizing years, but when it got to a dangerous point, she divorced him and fled with their son, Blaze.

But when the FBI catches up to her and discloses even more disturbing information about John, Jacey realizes that if the FBI can find her, then so can her ex-husband. To protect herself and Blaze, her best friend comes up with a plan that'll hide their true identities, hopefully long enough to start a new life far away in a small, Mormon, farming community in Utah.

It tears Jacey apart to be dishonest to the family that takes her and Blaze in and treats them like their own, but she must continue to live the lie to protect her and Blaze from her angry, abusive ex-husband and the secret life he leads.

Mandi Slack has masterfully created each one of her character's personalities and has woven an intriguing story full of suspense. She has captured John Trent's character in such a way, that as a reader, you too will fear him, and you'll be rooting for Jacey, hoping that she can stay one step ahead.

Mandi Tucker Slack's The Alias is a 'must read' and a novel that will keep you captivated to the very end!

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Heart of a Hero by Marie Higgins

Heart of a Hero is a sweet romance that will delight you with its intriguing story-line and believable characters. Summer Bennett left the small town of Richfield five years ago to learn how to become a proper lady at her aunt's boarding school. But you know how the old adage goes ... you can make a lady out of a tomboy. but you can't take the tomboy out of even the finest of ladies. You'll love Summer because she is very much a lady, but a lady who can and does take care of herself. Jesse Slade was a source of irritation to her before she left Richfield--the typical older-boy tease, and even now, as a Deputy Marshall, she does not think him suited as a future husband for her sister Violet. But the more their paths cross, the more attracted she finds herself to him.
Jesse's feelings parallel Summer's--the same irritation and initial dislike and then an overwhelming, heart thumping attraction to her. Follow this captivating and oh, so delightful story as the two fight their powerful attraction to each other to its very satisfying end.
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Identity by Betsy Love

Betsy Love's debut novel, Identity, is fast becoming a best seller - for a reason - her story takes us on an exciting adventure that'll keep you captivated with its characters, intrigued with its story-line, and guessing to the very end.
Follow the story of two similar-looking young women whose mistaken identity mishaps while vacationing in Mexico cause a rift between one of the women, the wealthy heiress Amelia Vecchiarelli and her finance, Brent Delano. As fortune has it, Amelia takes an earlier flight back to Phoenix without Brent and runs into her look-a-like, Savannah, and they both begin to put the pieces together that caused their vacation to go haywire, until the plane crashes - leaving one of them dead, and the other with no memory of who she is.
Betsy has skillfully woven her novel, Identity together in a way that even the reader has no idea which young woman survived. If you love mystery, suspense, and a touch of romance, you will thoroughly enjoy reading, Identity!

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Hearts Through Time by Marie Higgins

What do you get when you take a high-profile lawyer and an attractive ghost who has been waiting for just the right 'solicitor' to come along for almost a hundred years? You get a romantic encounter filled with suspense and intrigue! Marie Higgins' Hearts Through Time follows the story of Abigail Carlise as she convinces Nick Marshall that indeed, she is a ghost, that she was murdered in 1912, and that she desperately needs him to help her solve her untimely death. Neither one of them expected to fall in love, and neither one of them expected that Nick would be whisked back into her time just days before her murder...only, now she has no memory of him. How will Nick get through to her in time to rescue her before the murderer strikes?

You'll enjoy reading this sweet romance!

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Author of Oh, Say Can You See? the fourth book in the Free Men and Dreamers Series, L.C.Lewis is an excellent author who wears her passion for the United States of America on her sleeve, in her heart, and penned in her incredible works. Her novels are thoroughly researched and give the reader a true sense of what life must have been like at the beginning of our great nation, as she masterfully weaves her characters in with historical people and events. Laurie describes her works: Dark Sky at Dawn, book one of Free Men and Dreamers, introduces the troubled characters--American, British and slave--whose lives are caught up in this complex period. Europe was in tumult over Napoleon, and America was a hotbed of social and political divisiveness. Nearly bankrupt, the American military was under-manned and under-funded, requiring citizen-soldiers to leave their plows and hearths to fight. They marched off, filled with bravado and ballyhoo, but the British threat soon humbled them, nearly breaking their spirit. Twilight's Last Gleaming, book two of the series, carries our characters into the early days of the war, highlighting the sacrifice and courage of the women as well as the men. In Dawn's Early Light, the British war machine heads for Washington, terrorizing families along the Patuxent and Potomac rivers, leaving the citizenry and their leaders fearful that their government, their Constitution, and their very way of life is endangered. Volume four, Oh, Say Can You See? details the poignant events surrounding the Battle of Baltimore, the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” story and the end of the war. Volume five, “In God Is Our Trust” will carry us beyond the war, illustrating the America molded by the War of 1812. We are anticipating a summer 2011 release. The Free Men and Dreamers series should be one everyone's reading list, not only for enjoyable reading, but for an awakening of gratitude for our founding father's and their profound contributions to our nation. I highly recommend this thought-provoking series as a supplement to American History classes nation-wide.
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